Bears vs. Cardinals

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000036" title="Chicago Bears" href="/topic/sports/football/chicago-bears-ORSPT000036.topic">Chicago Bears</a> coach <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008433" title="George Halas" href="/topic/sports/football/george-halas-PESPT008433.topic">George Halas</a> on the sidelines during a December 1959 game at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000156" title="Soldier Field" href="/topic/sports/football/soldier-field-PLTRA0000156.topic">Soldier Field</a> against the Bears' crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cardinals. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, the Bears and Cardinals would often play two games per year. One game would be at the Bears' home -- <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000169" title="Wrigley Field" href="/topic/sports/baseball/wrigley-field-PLTRA0000169.topic">Wrigley Field</a>. The other would be at the Cardinals' home -- <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000163" title="U.S. Cellular Field" href="/topic/sports/baseball/u.s.-cellular-field-PLTRA0000163.topic">Comiskey Park</a>. In 1959, however, the Cardinals played some of their home games at Soldier Field -- 12 years before the Bears moved there. It would be the Cardinals' last year in Chicago -- they moved to St. Louis in 1960.
chi-histhalastribute4cat20090119140710

( Tribune file photo )

Chicago Bears coach George Halas on the sidelines during a December 1959 game at Soldier Field against the Bears' crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cardinals. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, the Bears and Cardinals would often play two games per year. One game would be at the Bears' home -- Wrigley Field. The other would be at the Cardinals' home -- Comiskey Park. In 1959, however, the Cardinals played some of their home games at Soldier Field -- 12 years before the Bears moved there. It would be the Cardinals' last year in Chicago -- they moved to St. Louis in 1960.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
  • Home Delivery Home Delivery

PHOTO GALLERIES

TOP VIDEO

CONNECT WITH US


2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
Look for this special section in your
Baltimore Sun newspaper on Dec. 29, 2013.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • RSS Feeds
  • Mobile Alerts and Apps

Contact Us | Newsroom directory | Social Sun